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RCMP officers advised people to avoid the Lakeway Boulevard area today, Sept. 21, due to an ongoing incident. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lakeway Boulevard incident over, say RCMP

As of 9: 57 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, RCMP confirmed in…

RCMP officers advised people to avoid the Lakeway Boulevard area today, Sept. 21, due to an ongoing incident. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. <i data-stringify-type="italic" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(29, 28, 29); font-family: Slack-Lato, Slack-Fractions, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248);">Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft mode for five years as of Wednesday, raising doubts it will ever be formally implemented. </em>THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Efrem Lukatsky

Five years into Canada-Europe trade deal, full ratification not guaranteed

Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft…

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. <i data-stringify-type="italic" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(29, 28, 29); font-family: Slack-Lato, Slack-Fractions, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248);">Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft mode for five years as of Wednesday, raising doubts it will ever be formally implemented. </em>THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Efrem Lukatsky
A row of De Havilland Dash-8 airplanes sit outside the Downsview plant in Toronto on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says a new airplane manufacturing plant is to be built near Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

De Havilland Canada to build airline manufacturing plant east of Calgary: Kenney

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. has announced plans to build a…

A row of De Havilland Dash-8 airplanes sit outside the Downsview plant in Toronto on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says a new airplane manufacturing plant is to be built near Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Conservative MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Michael Barrett speaks with media before attending caucus, in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The federal Conservatives, in one of its first moves under Pierre Poilievre's leadership, are opening the door to supporting part of the Liberal government's affordability plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservatives may support part of the Liberal government’s affordability plan on GST

The federal Conservatives opened the door on Wednesday to supporting part of…

Conservative MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Michael Barrett speaks with media before attending caucus, in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The federal Conservatives, in one of its first moves under Pierre Poilievre's leadership, are opening the door to supporting part of the Liberal government's affordability plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. U.S. President Joe Biden, traditionally a Day 1 speaker, ascends the rostrum this morning instead, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among those attending in person. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci

Trudeau condemns Putin’s escalation of war, including nuclear threats

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin’s escalation…

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. U.S. President Joe Biden, traditionally a Day 1 speaker, ascends the rostrum this morning instead, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among those attending in person. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Antique, handmade wooden culverts donated to Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Construction foreman has never seen anything like them: ‘Must be 100 years old’

Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Dr. Wilton Littlechild
Dr. Wilton Littlechild
President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. U.S. President Joe Biden, traditionally a Day 1 speaker, ascends the rostrum this morning instead, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among those attending in person. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci

Haiti, Ukraine to dominate talks for Trudeau on Day 2 of UN General Assembly visit

Today’s the day that the stars come out at the United Nations.…

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. U.S. President Joe Biden, traditionally a Day 1 speaker, ascends the rostrum this morning instead, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among those attending in person. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci
Cora Morgan, First Nations Family Advocate at The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) speaks at a news conference in Winnipeg, Monday, February 22, 2016. In recent years there has been a significant push from Indigenous leaders and child welfare advocates across the country to address the myriad systemic issues contributing to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Cora Morgan, First Nations Family Advocate at The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) speaks at a news conference in Winnipeg, Monday, February 22, 2016. In recent years there has been a significant push from Indigenous leaders and child welfare advocates across the country to address the myriad systemic issues contributing to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Mendicino is pledging to "work around the clock" to table legislation this fall declaring Indigenous policing an essential service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa aims to table legislation this fall making Indigenous policing essential

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is pledging to “work around the clock”…

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Mendicino is pledging to "work around the clock" to table legislation this fall declaring Indigenous policing an essential service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Statistics Canada will release its latest 2021 census report on the housing landscape in Canada this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Stats Canada says Canada’s homeownership rate fell in latest 2021 census release

Canada’s homeownership rate is on the decline, with young adults in particular…

A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Statistics Canada will release its latest 2021 census report on the housing landscape in Canada this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. A new poll suggests Trudeau enjoys a slight lead over Poilievre when it comes to which leader Canadians feel would make the best prime minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau slightly favoured over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

A new poll suggests Canadians still believe Justin Trudeau is still the…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. A new poll suggests Trudeau enjoys a slight lead over Poilievre when it comes to which leader Canadians feel would make the best prime minister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sylvan Lake’s new vehicle for hire bylaw receiving some revisions with regard to safety. (File photo)

Vehicle for hire bylaw getting revisions

The new vehicle for hire bylaw was given second reading during the…

Sylvan Lake’s new vehicle for hire bylaw receiving some revisions with regard to safety. (File photo)
The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony held Sept. 24 in Lacombe

In a tribute to the sacrifices made by many, the Veterans Voices…

The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Barricades block pedestrian and automobile traffic near United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the city for the start of leader-level talks at the UN General Assembly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Seth Wenig

As UN confronts ‘cascade of crises,’ Trudeau focused on global growth, food security

In a time of crisis, the planet is gridlocked by “colossal global…

Barricades block pedestrian and automobile traffic near United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the city for the start of leader-level talks at the UN General Assembly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Seth Wenig
The Peace Tower is seen through leaves in a tree on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2019. The Liberals are signalling their fall priority will be on help for Canada's most vulnerable as the House of Commons resumes sitting today. But all eyes are going to be looking to see if sparks fly between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals move bills on GST benefits, dental care as Parliament resumes

Affordability was the name of the political game on Tuesday as the…

The Peace Tower is seen through leaves in a tree on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2019. The Liberals are signalling their fall priority will be on help for Canada's most vulnerable as the House of Commons resumes sitting today. But all eyes are going to be looking to see if sparks fly between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
James Smith Cree Nation Chief Wally Burns stands for a photograph in a classroom at the school on James Smith Cree Nation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Wally Burns is headed to Toronto to meet with federal ministers a series of deadly stabbings in his community earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

James Smith Cree Nation chief to meet with federal ministers to discuss stabbings

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION — The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation…

James Smith Cree Nation Chief Wally Burns stands for a photograph in a classroom at the school on James Smith Cree Nation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Wally Burns is headed to Toronto to meet with federal ministers a series of deadly stabbings in his community earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail group. (Photo by Harold Fisher)

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail earned high praise

The new Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail recently wrapped up its final show…

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail group. (Photo by Harold Fisher)